Email threat types: Spear Phishing

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Spear phishing is one of the most common attacks today. This personalized email attack targets anyone who has access to sensitive information or the ability to send payments, and no company is too small or too large to be a victim.


Many people thinking of phishing and spear phishing as the same thing. To be clear, phishing involves sending a generic email message to as many recipients as possible. Spear phishing is a much more personalized attack and normally has a greater payoff if it succeeds.

The free Barracuda Email Threat Scanner can help you discover any spear-phishing threats that have made it past your defenses. Visit our website here to run a free scan on your Microsoft 365 mailboxes.

Spear phishing is one of the email threat types examined in our free e-book, 13 Email Threat Types to Know About Right Now.

Barracuda Email Protection offers a complete suite of email security to help defend your company from these attacks. For more information on how to protect yourself, download the e-book here.

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